Housekeeping, Reminders and Updates October 2016

  COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Swap Dealer Registration De Minimis Exception In a press release issued October 13, 2016 (Release: PR7471-16) the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) announced the approval of an order establishing de minimis threshold phase-in termination date pursuant to CFTC Regulation 1.3(ggg)(4)(ii)(C)(1), (the “Order”). The Order delays the de minimis threshold phase-in termination date by one year.  The Order formalized December 31, 2018 as the new swap dealer registration de minimis threshold phase-in termination date. With the approval of the Order, the de minimis threshold will remain at $8 billion until December 31, 2018 instead of decreasing…

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